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SPECIES INFO

The Red-billed Brush-turkey, Talegalla cuvieri, also known as Red-billed Talegalla or Cuvier's Brush-turkey, is a large, up to 57cm long, black megapode with bare yellow facial skin, a reddish orange bill, yellow iris, and orange feet. The head is covered with bristle-like black feathers. The sexes are similar.

An Indonesian endemic, the Red-billed Brush-turkey inhabits to lowland forests on Vogelkop Peninsula, western Snow Mountains, and Misool Island of West Papua. It builds nest mound from sticks and leaves.

The scientific name commemorates the French zoologist Frédéric Cuvier.

The Red-billed Brush-turkey is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.





                                     



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